I have an 11 month old Weimaraner. A Weimaraner is a hunting dog, so I did expect she would be VERY interested in the chickens. I have been working with her since day 1 the chicks are now 5 weeks old. I was caring for the chicks and one got excited and flew out of the door into the run. My dog was standing RIGHT behind me....she for the first time went right after the chick!!! I grabbed her and disciplined her and told her " NO" , "out" and "leave it". She knows what these words mean..... I don't think my training is enough to get her leave the chicks alone. I wanted to free range my chickens a little...that is out of the question! I am probably going to put up an electric fence to keep the dog away from the chickens, of poultry netting and regular electric wire. It really annoys me that I feel like anytime I turn my back she would get them, if given the chance. I am considering getting a shock collar for her. Does anyone have any experience using a shock collar to deter the "hunting chickens" behavior. Have you used electric poultry netting? Would poultry netting deter a dog and other predators?